I’m a Dr Martens convert (and how to wear them this Spring)

Dr Martens velvet boots

Why I’m a Dr Martens convert

Growing up, I didn’t have much of an interest in wearing Dr Martens. I went through a pretty solid Converse phase (and a VERY brief Vans one) but when it came to the black, sturdy boots they just didn’t feel like my thing.

Now that I’m older (and most definitely wiser than 16 year old me) my interest in Dr Martens has increased. I think my interest was sparked when I saw them being styled with more feminine styles of clothing. I love a beautiful tea dress or floaty midi skirt, but sometimes I want a pair of shoes that I can pair with them that will look fashionable without leaving my feet aching.

Primark oversized jacket
Dr Martens classic boots

So, with my Dr Martens interest ignited I had to get myself a pair when Jake Shoes got in touch to see if I would like to style a pair of boots from their website. As a side note, Jake Shoes is a really great website for shopping a few different brands in the same place, they have lots of different styles available so you’re sure to find something you like!

After browsing the website for a while (and struggling to pick from what was available) I settled on the most gorgeous pair of Dr Martens I think I’ve ever seen. They’re a cherry coloured velvet with matching ribbon laces, and I’ve fallen head over heels in love with them since they arrived with me.

Primark dark floral tea dress
Primark shearling biker jacket

Styling Dr Martens for Spring

Ok, so onto styling these beauties. I personally think these go best with a cute floral tea dress and oversized jacket (as I’ve styled them for this post). They match the colour palette of the rest of the outfit, but add an edge to an otherwise girly outfit. I tend to pair tea dresses with a flat boot or trainers to keep the look casual, and I think the velvet of these boots goes really nicely with the rest of the textures.

If you’re more of a jeans girl, I would opt for a mom or straight jean cut in a light blue with a blouse and oversized jacket. That way, the look is casual but still feels polished.

What do you think of these boots? Are they something you could see yourself wearing?